Homemade Mango Juice is super easy to make at home using just 2 ingredients. Make this tropical beverage in summers when fresh ripe mangoes are in abundance or use canned puree or frozen mangoes to make it year-round (vegan, gluten-free).
About This Recipe
Homemade Mango Juice is a refreshing drink made using just 2 ingredients – mangoes and sugar.
This sweet, tangy, and fruity tropical juice can be made using a blender, handheld blender, or a food processor in under 5 minutes. All you have to do is peel and chop the mangoes and blend them with sugar and water.
Although mango juice is available in the market, homemade juice is much better than store-bought ones. It is free of any added sugar, artificial flavors, color, or preservatives. It is much more economical to make at home too.
Fresh mango juice is vegan and gluten-free too.
Serve mango fruit juice for breakfast, brunch, or evening snacks on hot summer days. This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled as per your need.
Ingredients & Variations
Mangoes – You can use fresh mangoes, frozen mangoes, or canned mango puree to make it, however, it tastes the best when made using fresh ripe juicy mangoes.
If using fresh mangoes, make sure they are ripe and juicy. To check if the mangoes are ripe and sweet, press them gently with your finger. They should give back a little. Ripe mangoes also smell fruity and sweet. Avoid the ones that have black or soft patches on the skin.
Try to choose the mango variety with fewer fibers. My fav ones to make the juice are Ataulfo, Champagne, and Indian ones like Alphonso mangoes and Kesar mangoes.
You can find Indian mangoes in Indian grocery stores during summer.
If mangoes are not in season, use frozen mangoes or canned mango pulp (puree) instead. You can make mango pulp at home in summers when mangoes are in season and use it throughout the year to make this juice.
To reduce the heating qualities of mangoes, soak them in water in a bowl or pan for a couple of hours before using.
Water – Water is added to thin down the juice. You can also replace water with coconut water or orange juice to make the juice a little more nutritious. Adding tender coconut water or orange juice also helps to neutralize the heating properties of mangoes.
The addition of orange juice or coconut water will not alter the taste too, so add them without any doubt.
Sugar – If you feel the mangoes are not sweet enough, then add a little sugar, honey (not vegan), or any other preferred sweetener while blending.
Variations – To jazz up the juice, you can add more ingredients such as fresh mint leaves, basil leaves, fresh ginger, black salt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, etc.
Adding soaked chia seeds in the mango juice is also a good idea, as it helps cool down your body.
You can also add a pinch of citric acid or freshly squeezed lime juice to make the juice a little tangy.
Health Benefits Of Mangoes
Mango is called the “King of Fruits”, due to its exceptional taste and nutrition properties. A rich source of Vitamin A, C, Iron, Beta Carotene, Potassium, and Dietary Fibre, this seasonal fruit has a lot of health benefits that are really good for the overall growth of our body. Some of them are:
- It has anti-inflammatory properties, which help you in fighting infections and also treat anemia.
- Mango Juice is very beneficial when it comes to strengthening your bones, maintaining blood pressure levels, and controlling your cholesterol.
- Due to its richness in Vitamin C, it is considered great for your eye health and skin.
- It also helps in preventing some kinds of cancers, as mango is loaded with antioxidant compounds. It also helps in fighting diabetes.
- Overall, it boosts your immunity and keeps the disease at bay!
How To Make Mango Juice
Soak 2 large mangoes in water for 1 hour.
Peel the mangos using a sharp paring knife. Cut the flesh away from the pit. Discard the pit and chop the flesh into small pieces.
We need 2 cups of chopped mango flesh.
Make The Juice
Add 2 cups of chopped mangoes and 2 tablespoon sugar to a blender jar or a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pass the mango pulp through a fine-mesh strainer.
Add 2 cups of chilled water and stir well until combined.
Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes and serve this refreshing glass of mango juice chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make this mango nectar juice even more nourishing, you can use other fruits like oranges, pineapple, kiwi, etc along with mangoes.
This refreshing mango juice tastes best when made fresh. If kept for longer, it tends to lose its freshness and the taste also changes a little bit.
However, if you still have leftovers, then store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
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Homemade Mango Juice Recipe
- 2 cups peeled and chopped ripe mangoes (approximately 2 large mangoes)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- Add mangoes and sugar to a blender jar or a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pass the mango pulp through a fine-mesh strainer.
- Add water and stir well until combined.
- Pour the juice into serving glasses, add a few ice cubes and serve chilled.